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The Poet’s Billow is happy to announce that Ana Pugatch’s poem “Dissolution” was chosen as the winner of the 2020 Atlantis Award. Below is our full list of finalist and semifinalist. We also published two runner-ups whose work is amazing, so please be sure to check those out.

Currently, we are accepting submissions for the 2021 Atlantis Award and the 2022 Bermuda Triangle Prize.

Ana Pugatch is a Harvard graduate who taught English in China and Thailand for several years. She recently completed her MFA at George Mason University, where she was awarded the ’20-’21 Poetry Heritage Fellowship. Her work has been featured in publications such as The Los Angeles Review, Pinesong, and Literary Shanghai. She lives in Raleigh with her partner and son. 

Winner:
Ana Pugatch – “Dissolution”

Runner-Ups:
Amanda Dettmann – “This is Not a Phase” & “Happiness Unrushed”
Jacqueline Yang – “November before the surge” & “Instant Noodle”
Dawn Terpstra – “Letter to Further Isolation” and “Oxbow

Finalists:
Eileen Malone – “They Call Me Noncompliant”
Christopher Vaughan – “Amid the Climate Crises, I Address My Twins, at a Year Old”
Nkasiobi Mbonu – “A Sun Flowers Choice”
Pea Kay – “The Birth of a Galaxy”
Lee Alexander – “Bem Vinda a Florianopolis”

Semifinalist:
Jude Bradley
Chelsea Carey
Volomi Jeanne
Michelle Kogan
Chan Krisna
Chime Lama
Chi Kyu Lee
Jerry Lieblich
Karen Loeb
Mammatli Molefi
Diana Pinckney
Ellen Reynard
Natalie Voltz